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Music Classes Wayne NJ

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Wayne that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

Bonnie Laub
429 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ
Instruments
Chorus, Ear Training, Piano, Recorder, Theory, Voice
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Iris Perry
7 Kimberly Way
River Edge, NJ
Promotion
$70 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Piano
Services
25 years

Abbey Owens
24 Hillside Ave
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Instruments
Ear Training, Musicology, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Wiley G.
(877) 231-8505
harriet st
West Orange, NJ
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have an in depth knowledge of jazz and classical harmony. And would love to work with any students who are pursuing a college degree in jazz studies. I also love classic rock, r&b, reggae, and funk. These are my specialties.
Education
Goddard College - music composition and education - 9/08- present (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Judy Hages
One Johnsvale Road
Park Ridge, NJ
Instruments
Voice
Styles
Blues, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
37 Years

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Scott F.
(877) 231-8505
Mountain Way
Rutherford, NJ
Subjects
Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Theory
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Music Theater voice, Rock singing, Pop / R&B Singing, Beginning to Intermediate Music Theory, Beginning Piano, Choral Singing. I really like to focus on supporting from the diaphragm and keeping a nice relaxed throat. My style is that of learning how to read the music, then working on the voice. I can teach how to sing rock without destroying your voice. The same goes for Pop / R&B.
Education
Central Highschool - Theater/Music - 1991-1994 University of Northern Colorado - Musical Theater - 1995-1999
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Soo C.
(877) 231-8505
Union Avenue
Rutherford, NJ
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
building up fundamental knowledge technique improvement
Education
The Juilliard School - Piano Performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received) The Juilliard School - Piano Performance - 2008-2010 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Orion P.
(877) 231-8505
Quarry Ter
West Orange, NJ
Subjects
Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
16 to 35
Specialties
I specialize in Pop and R&B.
Education
Rutgers University - Music - 9/03 - 10/07 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Allan Schiller
580 Ogden Ave.
Teaneck, NJ
Instruments
Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Intermediate
Rate
$80
Years of Experience
40 Years

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Tamar Bloch
1098 Belle Avenue
Teaneck, NJ
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Other, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$70
Years of Experience
35 Years

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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

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